UN Session Sought as Iran Blames Protests on ‘Enemies’
Follow the money. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made his first public remarks yesterday on protests that have racked Iran, blaming the unrest on “enemies” from abroad who he claims have provided funding and weapons to destabilize the regime. Meanwhile, U.S. officials maintained that Iran’s protests arose organically from dissatisfaction with the nation’s economic decline and political corruption. They’ve called for an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to plan a response to the crisis, which has seen at least 22 people killed and hundreds arrested.